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North Korea Test Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

On March 24, North Korea test-launched two new short-range ballistic missiles. The state-run KCNA stated the missiles, which appear to be a variant of the KN-23, flew 600 km before striking a target in the Sea of Japan. Japanese and South Korean reports, however, say the missiles ranged about 430 km. Earlier on March 21,...

North Korea Displays New Missiles in Nighttime Parade

On January 14, North Korea held a military parade to commemorate its eighth Workers’ Party Congress, displaying a variety of theater and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. In addition to showcasing KN-23, -24, and -25 ballistic missile launchers, North Korea revealed an unnamed tactical missile and a new submarine-launched ballistic missile labeled “Pukguksong-5ㅅ”. According to South Korean...

North Korea Displays New Missiles in Parade

On October 10, North Korea showcased a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), and other weapons at a military parade in Pyongyang. The new liquid-fueled ICBM, displayed on an 11-axle truck, was significantly larger than North Korea’s existing Hwasong-15 ICBM, first demonstrated in 2017. The new solid-fueled SLBM, labelled the Pukguksong-4,...

South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile

In March, South Korea test fired the Hyunmoo-4, a new ballistic missile with significantly improved range and payload over earlier weapons. According to media reports, South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development tested the new missile in Taean on the country’s west coast, with one of the two projectiles “misfiring.” The Hyunmoo-4 reportedly possesses a range...

North Korea Tests Antiship, Air-to-ground Missiles

On April 14, North Korea fired several antiship and air-to-ground missiles during military exercises on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the antiship missiles flew approximately 150 km over a 40 minute period before landing in the sea near Munchon. North Korean fighter aircraft also fired several air-to-ground missiles...

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 29, North Korea fired two KN-25 short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew 230 km, reaching a maximum altitude of 30 km before landing in the Sea of Japan. North Korean state media stated the test was conducted...

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

On March 21, North Korea test fired two KN-24 short-range ballistic missiles from Sonchon in the country’s western region. In a subsequent statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the North had fired two projectiles into the East Sea, which flew 410 km and reached an apogee of 50 km. Imagery released by North...

North Korea Test Fires Projectiles

On March 9, North Korea fired at least three unidentified missiles from the Sondok region on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s defense ministry, the projectiles flew 200 km and reached an altitude of 50 km before landing in the Sea of Japan. U.S. officials later stated that North Korea had fired four...

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 2, North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan in the country’s eastern region. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew 240 km and reached a maximum altitude of 35 km. The test is the first of its kind after a series of 13 such launches in...

North Korea Tests Rocket Engine

On December 7, North Korea announced it conducted a “very important test” of a missile rocket engine at Sohae Satellite Launching Station in the country’s northwestern region. While the nature of the test was not specified, experts have widely speculated it is intended for either an ICBM or space launch vehicle. Related Links: N. Korea...